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the supreme court. that's right. the law that banned the silencing of african americans is finally coming before our nation's foremost silent african-american. [laughter] of course, before the voting rights act black people were regularly kept from voting with roadblocks like literacy tests, poll taxes, and "you must be this white to vote" signs. [laughter] now that law is being challenged in the supreme court by shelby county, alabama. they argue that the law is unfair, because it applies only to states with histories of racial discrimination: alabama, arizona, georgia, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, parts of carolina, texas, virginia, and alaska, which has a sad history of discriminating against its african american population brian. [laughter] good guy. [ laughter ] he's a good guy. [laughter] but there's one key reason to strike this act down, as shelby -- there's one reason to get rid of this law as shelby county lawyer bert rein explained to the court. >> the problem to which the voting rights act was addressed is solved. >> stephen: you heard it, folks: racism is so
of texas. >> stephen: is voter i.d. going to stop you. rick perry behind the voter i.d. law, isn't he? >> if you look at the state the way republicans have gerrymannedered it. >> stephen: it's an ugly word. it's extremely accurate but ugly word. >> the laws they put in place make it hard to vote. we're going to get people out to vote, fight tour their voting rights and turn them out in force. >> stephen: do you want to make a bet? $100? >> yes. >> stephen: i bet you $100 you cannot get barack obama reelected in 2016. jeremy bird, [cheers and applause] >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. thanks. [cheers and applause] folks, over the past few years, as i've been watching the story unfold in the news, america's fleet of drones has semi-autonomously piloted its way into my heart because it works. [laughter] last week, senator lindsey graham revealed that drones have now killed 4,700 people. [cheers and applause] all right. if fans here tonight. and most impressively, many of those 4,700 people were the ones we were trying to kill. [laughter] unfortunately, not everyone is as proud of pre
costumes, [cheers and applause] but in texas, copyright laws are much stricter than gun laws. [laughter] now, some have questioned how coplen feels testing out his pro-gun theory so soon after the unimaginable tragedy of newtown. >> makes me feel great. i get up every morning with a pep in my step, giving out guns. living the dream. it's not like we're giving out cigarettes or alcohol, we're giving out guns. i don't see what the big deal is. >> stephen: yeah, he's not giving out cigarettes or alcohol. once you have the gun, you can get those for free! [laughter] but sadly, this experiment does have one flaw. he's given people guns only after they pass a background check and complete a safety and tactical course. >> stephen: background check? safety course? that could take up a whole saturday. [laughter] besides, if he really wants to test the impact of guns on crime, it's gotta be a bigger study. first of all, you're gonna need a control group who are given placebo guns. [laughter] they look identical to real guns, but shoot sugar bullets, so they don't kill anyone. they just give you t
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)